Friday, July 17, 2015

Namibia in a Nut Shell - Self Drive Tour

10 days and 9 nights

Day 1 Windhoek Villa Violet
Upon your arrival at Hosea Kutako, pick up your rental vehicle at the airport or in Windhoek. Over night at Villa Violet with its Unique d├ęcor and personal service are the hallmarks of this city oasis that welcomes you with warm Namibian smiles. (+- 45km)

Day 2 Windhoek – Desert Homestead & Horse Trails
Arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, collect your rental vehicle and travel towards Windhoek, Namibia’s Capital. From Here you then travel towards Sesriem/ Desert Homestead. you will drive over mountain passes and see the Namib Naukluft in the distance.

Day 3 Desert Homestead & Horse Trails
Enjoy a meal with fresh produce before starting you day with the different activities that are offered. Alternatively you are also able to go hot air ballooning which can be booked separately. Or do an excursion the Sesriem and Sossusvlei. As an optional activity enjoy a horseback ride on the Homestead.

Day 4 Desert Homestead & Horse Trails – Hansa Hotel
Early morning breakfast and travel towards the coastal town of Swakopmund. Here you will pass the Namib Naukluft and the Namib Park. Experience the change in scenery from mountainous terrain to sweeping dunes. Be amazed by the clash of the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the dizzying dunes on you right.

Day 5 Hansa Hotel
Today is at leisure and you can enjoy the sights of this quaint town with its Germanic history. Visit the Aquarium, do some window-shopping, do an excursion into the Desert and learn about animal life in this harsh environment. Or try your luck at the Swakopmund Casino. The activities offered along the coast are endless.

Day 6 Hansa Hotel – Twyfelfontein Lodge
An early morning start you make your way onwards to Twyfelfontein Lodge. Here you will have the possibility to travel different routes, either along the coast, via Karibib, Omaruru and Khorixas. Depending on the arrival time, you can visit the Organ Pipes and Petrified Forest.
Day 7 Twyfelfontein Lodge – Etosha (Dolomite)
Enjoy a filling breakfast and continue onwards towards the Etosha National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to see the animals from close and make wonderful photographs. Relax at the pool in one of the Resorts, enjoy a meal at the Restaurants and see how the animals come and go at the floodlit waterholes.

Day 8 Etosha (Okaukuejo)
Today you can journey in the Etosha National Park and enjoy the wildlife there. Maybe you will be able to spot a lion or an elephant. Stop at the different waterholes and see how the animals interact with each other. Relax at one of the Resort and get an opportunity to see the nightlife at the floodlit waterholes.

Day 9 Etosha – Frans Indongo
Your journey takes you on the B1 towards Otjiwarongo, make a short stop at the Kameldorn Garten for a light meal or stop in Okahandja at the Craft Market.  Book in at Villa Verdi and relax in the garden.

Day 10 Depart
Depending on the flight schedules, stroll through Windhoek and enjoy the architecture of the capital city. Visit the shops and markets. Return the rental vehicle at the International Airport.

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